How to Fit Fitness Around a Baby

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‘But how do I workout with a baby/kids around’ ‘There’s not enough time’ ‘I’m too tired’ Sound familiar? These are the kind of comments I hear a lot from mums, and don’t get me wrong, I totally understand! Fitting any kind of ‘me time’ in when you have little ones in your life is challenging, but it’s by no means impossible. How can I be so sure? Because I do it, most days of the week. I run a business, I have two kids (OK, one of them is a lot older and can take care of himself, but he still gives me jobs to do believe it or not!) and apart from family I don’t have any ‘help’ so to speak. The point is, you can do anything that is important to you; if you want it bad enough you will find time, you will make time and you will put fitness as your priority.

OK, so it’s all well and good me saying these things but how can it be done I hear you ask? Well first of all, this is why I designed this plan for myself, because as a mum, I don’t have a constant supply of babysitters on tap, so I need to workout at home and I need to keep it short and sweet so I can fit it around nap time and still (hopefully) have a little time left over to do a few chores!

If you still really find it impossible to fit in (maybe for mums who have more than one kid) then some mums say that splitting the workouts into to ten minute sections and doing them across the day when they can find time is easier to start with.

For me the best time of day is in the morning when I have the most energy and I can get it done, so I don’t have to think about doing it later on in the day. But whatever time of day suits you best, try and stick to the same time so that you make it a habit and therefore, you will be more likely to stick to it.

Once fitness has become a habit, then it will not become so much of a chore, but more of a necessity and part of your daily ritual, just like brushing your teeth. That may seem like a way off now, but I promise (and those of you who have ever been slightly addicted to fitness before will know) that it’s true!

As for tiredness, again I understand this, believe me! However, being fits strong and healthy will give you more energy and that comes with both working out and eating well.
Make the time ladies, and I promise you won’t regret it.

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